Ruby Doris Atkinson, 92, of Paragould, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. She was born Sept. 14, 1919, to Will and Fannie Freeman in Marmaduke, Ark. She was of Baptist faith, she liked to sew, make dresses and loved to bake and cook for the family. She loved talking about the Bible.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Julious; parents; one daughter, Shirley Russell; one infant daughter, Ruby Faye; four brothers, Calvin, Lonnie, Walter and Joe Bill Freeman; three sisters, Jewel, Clara and Annie.
Survivors include six sons, Tommy Atkinson of Lake City, Julious Gene Atkinson of Long Beach, Alexander (Chuck) Atkinson of Leachville, Ark., Eddie Don Atkinson of Vancleven, Miss., James Atkinson of Paris, Texas, and Jerry Atkinson of Biloxi, Miss.; two daughters, Doris June Atkinson and Judy Ann Howard, both of Paragould; one sister, Bedie McWilliams of Manila, Ark.; 25 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Center Hill Chapel of Phillips Funeral Home. Services were 10 a.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with Terry Watson officiating. Burial was in Manila Cemetery.
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